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M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby elmer » February 22nd, 2016, 7:53 am

Hello everybody from Spain,
Finally, two months ago and after reading your opinions in a old topic that I posted called "markings for tan´sand-desert colour" , about my doubts about what color to paint my mutt , I decided to paint it in color tan / desert.
I bought the M151 A2 a friend of mine .He had bought it in Portugal, and It had belonged to the army of these country. It was delivered in 1978 to the Portuguese marines.
My friend is restoring it to me and now that the project is already well advanced, I would like to share it with you and ask you for advice .
I hope you like it and forgive my English because it is not very good.
Cheers

Here I attached some photographs of project

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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby elmer » February 22nd, 2016, 8:07 am

I really like the more appropriate markings by the year of manufacture and the color chosen and that although it was difficult to choose them for that combination .I bought it in USA after the fantastic tips of Ken.
Thanks Ken.Yours tips were...

US ARMY
NBO RH1 (This is close to the correct number). Size 2 inch.

3. On the front bumper, stencil a black 5-point star. Size 2"

4. On the rear panel, next to the towing hook, stencil a black 5-point star. Size 2"

5. On each side of the windshield, on the sloping panels, stencil a black 5-point star. Size 6"

6. On each side of the body, just forward of the rear wheel, stencil a black 5-point star. Size 6"

7. On the driver's side, under the doorway, in line with the fuel tank, stencil the following words:-
CAUTION: DO NOT OVERFILL:
ALLOW FOR EXPANSION
Letter size 1"

8. Above each wheel, on the wheel arch, stencil TP-20 in black, size 1"

9. Underside of the hood. Stencil the following. IN WHITE LETTERS:-
WARNING: SECURE HOOD IN RAISED POSITION
WITH SAFETY HOOK BEFORE SERVICING ENGINE
Letter size 1"

10. On top of the hood. Stencil a black 5-point star, size 12", point faces forward. Located close to the front edge of the hood.

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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby rickf » February 22nd, 2016, 9:59 am

VERY nice and I absolutely love the camouflaged workshop.
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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby Hambone » February 22nd, 2016, 2:41 pm

Looking good, what color top are you going to put on it?, can't seem to find tan tops over here, tan doors and side curtains but no top.
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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby kmam » February 22nd, 2016, 3:29 pm

Looks great in that colour. Nice job bringing it back to life. Wish I had the energy to completely disassemble and paint too!

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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby elmer » February 22nd, 2016, 4:16 pm

Thanks for yours comments.
I'm looking for a top of this color but I cant found it.If anyone knows where I can buy it, I¨ll be very happy

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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby csmith » February 23rd, 2016, 6:52 pm

Welcome Elmer, very nice restoration, I also love the sand color. Like Rick said the workshop is way cool! Welcome to the G8!
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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby mrdibbles » February 23rd, 2016, 8:00 pm

Lookin' awesome! Keep us posted. I love watching there projects develop.
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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby elmer » March 16th, 2016, 11:07 am

Hi all,
one step more.....Next will be paint markings.
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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby elmer » July 31st, 2017, 5:20 am

Hello everyone.
One year after my last post,I finished my mutt restoration and I can drive it.The problem that I had,it was with tha papers for registration (hstorical plate)
Finally,here you can see it.
Thanks for your help.
elmer

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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby elmer » July 31st, 2017, 6:23 am

I forgot a photo inside....

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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby rickf » July 31st, 2017, 7:41 am

The one photo I really wanted to see did not come through, the interior. It looks fantastic. Are you using an old straight 151 stye emergency brake in it? That was why I wanted to see the interior pic, it looked like the old style brake handle in the other pics.
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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby elmer » July 31st, 2017, 1:50 pm

I´sorry.I deleted all pictures.I will open a new post with my restoration
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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby m75 » July 31st, 2017, 2:13 pm

Looking forward to the re-posted pics. Only saw one out of the entire thread.
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Re: M151A2 1978 restoration

Postby elmer » July 31st, 2017, 3:45 pm

I have recovered them.I hope you like them
Thanks you for your patience

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